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Sean O’Malley roasts Toyota-driving UFC fighters: “Jealous!”

✔ "Sugar" sympathises with his colleagues: "That's just a natural human tendency"

UFC star Sean O’Malley is accusing his “jealous” colleagues of being mentally weak.

“Sugar” O’Malley is the most popular fighter to have come out of Dana White’s Contender Series (DWCS) by far. With explosive knockout power and a unique personality O’Malley quickly established himself as one of the biggest stars in the sport. The bantamweight talent now has a record of 7-1 in the UFC, with his lone loss coming to top-ranked Marlon Vera; however O’Malley himself claims that the TKO defeat against “Chito” Vera wasn’t valid and still considers himself undefeated.

Despite racking up several post-fight bonuses and knocking out his opponents in spectacular fashion, O’Malley hasn’t made any substantial amounts of money in the octagon. At least relative to the money he makes outside of competition. O’Malley has been open about the fact that most of his income comes from outside sources such as sponsors and the popular streaming platform Twitch. O’Malley is ranked twelfth in UFC’s bantamweight division, but despite his lower ranking he’s had far more financial success than his coworkers, which he believes has led to some resentment.

“Some fighters being jealous, I do see that,” O’Malley said in an episode of Anatomy of a Fighter. “That’s just a natural human tendency; it’s also a mental weakness when you are jealous of someone else’s success. That’s just a mental weakness really. But I see it. I mean, these guys are fighting tougher guys than me and they’re driving fucking Toyota Priuses, you know, driving to their little house. And I’m sitting in a mansion with a Lambo, two Teslas out in the garage, you know, couple of acres, just chilling. So I can see why they are jealous.”

Although “Sugar” seems to believe that his path to success has been less difficult compared to the struggles of other UFC fighters, his next fight will be far from easy. O’Malley will leap up the rankings when he takes on number one ranked Petr Yan at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi. If he manages to pass his toughest test to date on October 22 a title shot could be next for the rising star!


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